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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Dainty Delight, Beautifully Happy, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm glad you found your way here. Today I have a new image to show you. I would like to say that I put the other sets away so I could play with this one but we all know I rarely put anything away!! LOL Today's card was made using the "Dainty Delights" set and here's how it was made.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the inside and one for the outside.

Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Dainty Flowers" 12" x 12" package. There's a lot of pretty papers in that package. The one on the backside of this has beautiful flowers on it that can be taped to the front of a card base, add some words and it's done! I may give that one a try later in the week. 

I stamped the flower from the "Dainty Delight" bundle using black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I used the matching die to cut it out. Then I colored it using my Blends pens. I used the following in light only, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, and Highland Heather. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

Next I cut a 2-3/8" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock. I took my Blending Brush and scrubbed on some Balmy Blue ink. Then I cut a 2-5/8" x 4-1/2" piece of Old Olive for the layer. I taped the two pieces together. Then I added Dimensionals to the back and I set it in place on the front of the card about 1/2" from the top and bottom edges and 1/2" from the fold. 

The words are from the "Beautifully Happy" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. I took a scrap piece of Old Olive and punched the scalloped oval piece from the same punch. I taped the words to the scalloped piece.

Then the flowers were set in place using Dimensionals and the word piece was added using Dimensionals to the right side and a bit of tape to the left side.

The other 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside and the card was done.

I do like how it turned out and it has such a spring feel. It's a whopping 15 degrees (above zero) here and the thought of spring flowers is SO inviting!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Enjoy the Rhythm, Teen Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy you came to see today's card. I thought I would play with a new set. The "Enjoy the Rhythm" set. I wanted to have a set that would be good for teens and especially boys. There's so many floral cards that lean towards females so I thought I'd get a set that would cover all three, females, males and teens!! Plus I think it would be great Father's Day or dad's birthday card as well. Read further to see how I made this card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left

I stamped the background using the musical notes from the set and Balmy Blue ink. I stamped off once and then stamped twice on the card before I inked up and stamped off again. 

The Designner Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" package. I cut a 5-1/4" x 1-1/2" piece and a 5-1/2" x 1-3/4" piece of Balmy Blue for the layer. I taped the two pieces together

I stamped the guitar from the "Enjoy the Rhythm" set using black Memento ink and I die cut it using the second largest die in the group of four dies in the "Rectangle Stitched" framelets set. I cut a Balmy Blue layer that measured 1-1/2" x 3-1/2".  I taped the two pieces together.

Next I stamped the words from the same set using black Memento ink. I die cut them using the second smallest circle die from the "Layering Circles" set. And I used the second smallest scalloped circle for the layer behind it, cutting it from a scrap of Balmy Blue card stock.

I was now ready to assemble my card.

The DSP strip was taped to the right side of the card. Something I don't usually do, my strips seem to go to the left but today I thought I would change it up. It's about 5/8" from the side edge.

Then I set the guitar piece in place using Dimensionals. It's about 1" from the fold and about 1" from the top and the bottom of the card.

Dimensionals were added to the right side of the word piece and double-sided tape to the left and that piece was set in place on top of the guitar piece.  And the card was done.

I had second thoughts about this set after I saw it in my order but now that I've looked at it closer I can see a lot of possibilities with it. This was a fun and quick card to make.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's teen birthday card,
Wanda

Monday, January 30, 2023

Adorable Owls, Sentimental Park, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello there! I'm happy to see you here. I have an adorable card I found in my email that I just had to make. I think it's the colors of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) that drew me to this card. I did make a few little changes. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Fresh Freesia. I'm running low on that color but it's going to retire in a few months so I am not going to reorder and I'm going to try hard to use up what I have.  That would be a first!!!  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Petal Pink was cut for the layer and the DSP is from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" package and it was cut at 3-3/4" x 5".  Before taping the layers together I die cut the scalloped circle from the center of the Petal Pink piece first. I used the second largest scalloped circle in the "Layering Circles" die set. 

The strip of DSP is from the same package and is cut at 3-3/4" x 2". 

The stitched circle was die cut using the second largest circle in the "Stylish Shapes" die set using a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I used the Blending Brush and scrubbed on some Fresh Freesia ink.

The owl was stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. I colored it in using my Blends Pens. I used Petal pink for the face and belly. Light Soft Suede for the body. Light Pumpkin Pie for the beak and feet. Light Balmy Blue for the eyes. And I used my Blender Pen and Fresh Freesia ink pad for the bow tie. I didn't buy the in-colors Blends Pens so I used the ink pad instead. The owl was then fussy cut and Dimensionals were added to the back.

The words are from the "Sentimental Park" set and were stamped using Fresh Freesia ink. I cut them on the paper cutter but didn't do that great of a job. I'm so spoiled by using dies and punches.  But it is what it is and if you don't look too close you won't notice it! I added Dimensionals behind the word pieces.

Now to assemble the card I taped the Petal Pink to the card base and then the DSP on top of that. The strip of DSP was added next. 

I taped the two circles together and added Dimensionals to the back. Then I set that in place on the front of the card. The owl was placed in the center and the words were added to the two corners. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside and the card was done.

Isn't it pretty?  I think you will agree that it's the colors that are drawing you to the card!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's friendship card,
Wanda

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Very Best Occasions, Country Floral Lane, Valentine's Day or Anniversary Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello there! So glad you could make it here. I have a fun layout I found on the internet but I didn't bookmark where I was and now I can't find it to give the person credit for it. So if you know who's layout this is, please let me know so I can give them credit. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the top layer.

The rectangle is from the "Stitched Framelits" die set. I used the second longest one in the group of four in that set. Then I cut a scrap piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Country Floral Lane" 12" x 12"package. It measured 1-1/8" x 3-1/8".  I cut it on the right side of the 1/8" mark to make it just a hair shorter. The DSP was taped to the stitched rectangle piece.

Then the circle was die cut using the second and third smallest circle dies in the "Stylish Shapes" die set. 

The cute little hart and leaves were fussy cut from a piece of DSP in the same "Country Floral Lane" package. 

And the words are from the "Very Best Occasions" and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink.

To assemble the card I taped the DSP strip to the rectangle piece. Dimensionals were added behind it and it was set in place on the front of the card.

The circle was added next using Dimensionals on the left side and a bit of glue on the right. Then the heart and little fussy cut leaves were glued in place.

The piece was then set on top of the card base using Dimensionals and the card was done.

I really like this layout. It was fun, quick and easy too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Valentine's Day card,
Wanda

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Beautifully Happy, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy you are here today. I have a fun, pretty and quick card to share with you. I got it in an email and I clicked on the link. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Highland Heather card stock. The card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

A 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic Black was cut for the layer. and a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White was cut for the focal piece. I also cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the inside.

The "Beautifully Happy" stamp set pretty much does the work for you. I stamped the flower outline and the words at the same time using black Memento ink.

Then I stamped the leaves using two stamps in the set and Granny Apple Green ink.

Next the flowers were stamped using Highland Heather ink. And that was it for stamping. Impressive, isn't it?

Then I taped the focal piece to the front of the card and the other Basic White piece was taped to the inside and the card was done. I think it took me longer to type up this post than it did to make the card. And that included cleaning the stamps and putting them back in their container!

This was fun to make and I think I will set up my Stamparatus to make more for other occasions. I didn't add the embellishments because I wanted to mail the card and didn't want to spend the extra money to send it.  I may add something in the open areas but just as it is it's still pretty!!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,
Wanda

Friday, January 27, 2023

Sentimental Park, Country Floral Lane, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello, so happy to see you are here today! I have a fun card that can be used as a Valentine's Day card, a Mother's Day card, a Birthday card, a Wedding or Anniversary card and of course the Thank You card that I made today. It's a fun and quick card to make.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Petal Pink card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Country Floral Lane" 12" x 12" package and the top piece was cut at 3-1/2" x 4" and the bottom piece was cut at 1-3/4" x 4". You can cut it however you'd like, just make sure the two pieces equal 5-1/4" x 4".  

I cut a 3/4" x 4" piece of Poppy Parade card stock for the strip to cover where the two pieces of DSP meet. I taped the DSP to the front of the card and the strip was taped over the are where the two pieces meet.

I die cut a stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" using the third largest one on a piece of Petal Pink card stock and one on a piece of Basic White card stock.

The words are from the "Sentimental Park" set and were stamped using Petal Pink on the "thinking of" and Poppy Parade on the "YOU".  

The heart and leaf were fussy cut from a piece of DSP from the same "Country Floral Lane" package. 

To assemble the circles, I set the Petal Pink one on first. The leaf was glued to the heart and then it was put in place on the circle using Dimensionals.

The Basic White circle was added using tape behind the "th" of thinking and Dimensionals were added to the rest of the circle. It was set in place on the front of the card.

I had some sequins from another project so I thought I'd use them on my card. I added 5 of them to give the card a little bling but not too much. I took the picture before the glue dried on the sequins but it did work out fine because you can see where they are better!

This was a quick and fun card to make. That DSP is very fun to work with.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,
Wanda

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Playing in the Rain, Petal Park, Beautifully Happy, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Good day to you! I am happy you are here!  The other day I had made a card using the "Petal Park" bundle and I thought I would make 3 of them but after making the one I set the other two pieces aside. I had everything stamped and cut out but I hadn't put them together. You can see that card here.  So today when I was looking at my messy worktable I saw the card front with the pieces sitting on top of it. I did use removable tape to hold the pieces in place so I wouldn't lose them but still, they weren't put together. SO when I saw the cute turtle from the "Playing in the Rain" set I thought it would look cute on top of those flowers. And that's how I came up with today's card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue. Before taping it down I die cut the scalloped circle from the "Layering Layers" die set. 

Next I taped the "Petal Park" piece I had stamped the other day. It measured 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped that to the Balmy Blue piece and then that was taped to the front of the card. I stamped the words from the "Beautifully Happy" set using Granny Apple Green ink.

I die cut a stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set and scrubbed on some Balmy Blue ink using my Blending Brush.  Then I taped that circle to the scalloped circle. I set the circles in place using Dimensionals. 

The turtle is from the "Playing in the Rain" set and was stamped using black Memento ink. Then I colored it in using Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Old Olive Blends Pens. I fussy cut him out and set it on top of the circles using Dimensionals.

I used a regular paper punch and punched out 4 circles of Daffodil Delight for the center of the flowers and the card was done.

I think it turned out well and it was nice to use that "Petal Park" piece in a different way.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,
Wanda

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Very Best Occasions, Country Floral Lane, Valentine's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm glad you are stopping in to see today's Valentine's Day card. Though it could be used for other occasions, such as friendship or with different wording, an anniversary or thinking of you card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Poppy Parade card stock. The card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock. Then I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Country Floral Lane" 12" x 12" package at 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" and I taped it to the Basic White piece. And then I taped that to the front of the card base.

The DSP strip was cut at 4-7/8" x 1" and the Poppy Parade layer behind it was cut at 4-7/8" x 1-1/8". I taped the two pieces together and then taped that to the front of the card about 1-3/4" from the fold.

The words are from the "Very Best Occasions" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them with the 4th largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I made sure I had the words lower on the circle so I could add the hearts. 

I had to fussy cut the hearts and leaves from the "Country Floral Lane" DSP package because I forgot to order the punch. I glued the flowers in place on the circle. Dimensionals were added to the back of the circle and it was set in place a little off center. I just eyed it until I thought it looked good.

This was a fun card to make, even with the fussy cutting.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Valentine's Day card,
Wanda

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Beautifully Happy, Color & Contour, Country Floral Lane, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy you are here. I have a pretty card for you (that does not have an owl on it today!! LOL) I saw this card on Pinterest and I thought I would give it a try. I knew I didn't have all of the elements to make this card so I did my best to make it with what I had. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Country Floral Lane" 12' x 12" package. I taped it to the front of the card.

Then I took a small piece of Real Red card stock and die cut a scalloped rectangle using the die from the "Color & Contour" bundle. I taped that on top of the DSP.

A 3-7/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the focal layer. The cute hearts and flower border strip was cut from a piece of DSP in the same package. It was cut at 3-7/8" long and 7/8" wide. The layer behind it is another piece of DSP from the same package and was cut at 3-7/8" x 1-1/8". I taped the two layers together and that was then taped to the focal piece about 1/4" from the bottom edge of that piece.

The words are from the "Beautifully Happy" set and were stamped using Balmy Blue ink. 

I did not have the punch that goes with the DSP sheet full of hearts and leaves so I had to fussy cut mine. I really didn't mind because they are all smooth edges and easy to cut. Once they were cut I set the heart in place using Dimensionals and the leaves were set in place using a dot of glue at the bottom tip of the heart and a Dimensional at the upper part of the leaf. 

I also didn't have the pretty sequins that were used on the original card but I had some retired sequins and I colored them using my dark Balmy Blue Blends Pen. I glued them in place and the card was done.

The card turned out rather well, I am pleased that I was able to make it with what I have.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's friendship card,
Wanda

Monday, January 23, 2023

Adorable Owls. Playing in the Rain, Valentine's Day Card, Stampin' Up!

Good day to you! I'm very happy you found your way to my blog. I found a card on Pinterest that I thought I'd make and share with you. I did change it a bit due to supplies on hand. You can see the original card here

What drew me to this card was the stenciled background. I remembered I had purchased those stencils but hadn't used them yet. SO it was a perfect find for me. The stencils are from the "Artistic Mix Decorative Masks" set.

The card starts out with a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I took the stencil and taped the upper left and bottom right corners down on the front of my card. I used post it tape, you don't want anything that will ruin your card base.  Then I took my Blending Brush and Real Red ink and scrubbed it on, trying to keep most of it in the middle. I always start where no one will see it. Here it's the middle so I started there and worked my way outward.

Next I stamped the owl from the "Adorable Owls" set using Black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it using the second largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set. Then I die cut a Real Red scalloped circle using the die from the "Layering Circles" set that was just a bit larger than the stitched circle. 

Then I colored in the owl. I used my Blends pens for this. Light Pumpkin Pie was used for the feet and beak. The top of the head and wings were colored in using light Soft Suede and the face and outer part of the belly was colored in using light Crumb Cake. The eyes were colored in using both light and dark Balmy Blue and the bow tie was colored in using both light and dark Real Red. The original card make a bit of shading around the owl. I liked that but I forgot to add it to my card. I will see if I can do it later. Dimensionals were added behind the circles and they were set aside.

The words are from the "Playing in the Rain" set and were stamped using Real Red ink. 

The circle piece was then set in place. I didn't have the hearts that were used on the original card so I took some hearts I had saved from using the "Framed Florets" oval die with hearts all around the oval. Yes, I am one who doesn't throw stuff away.  My workroom is full and I hate to get rid of stuff because I may need it.  I glued those tiny hearts all over the card. They were Real Red and Flirty Flamingo. And when I was done with that, the card was complete (other than the light gray under and around the owl).

This was a fun card to make and I really did like stenciling, I had not done any in years.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Valentine's Day card,
Wanda

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Adorable Owls. Sentimental Park, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Good day to you! I'm so happy you found your way to my blog today. I have a fun owl card for you. I just can't seem to get enough of these cute little owls. The "Adorable Owls" set has 3 cute lows in different poses. Today I used the flying one.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

A 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the large layer. Dimensionals were added to the back and set in place on the front of the card. 

I cut a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the front of the card about 1/4" from the top and left side of the Basic White layer.

The owl was stamped using black memento ink and was colored in using Blends pens. I used both light and dark Balmy Blue and light Mango Melody. Then I fussy cut it out. He sat on a 2" x 2-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock with a 2-1/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana for the back layer. The layers were taped together and the owl was set on top using Dimensionals. Then the piece was set on the card using Dimensionals. It sits about 1/4" from the bottom and right side of the Basic White layer.

The words are from the "Sentimental Park" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. Then punched out using the Dual punch. I took my Coastal Cabana marker and ran the edge along the belly part of the marker. This is a regular marker, not the Blends pen. The word piece was set in place using Dimensionals.

Then I added a few sequins to give it some sparkle and the card was done.

It was fun to make and I think these owls are just too adorable.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Thank You card,
Wanda

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Beautifully Happy, Country Floral Lane, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello there! I'm so glad you stopped in. I found a very pretty card on Pinterest to share with you. You can see the original card here. I found an error in the measurements so I will tell you how I made the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the inside and I taped it in place.

For the front you will be doing a lot of cutting. I'll start at the base and work my way to the top. 

The Petal Pink card stock was cut at 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" and the Balmy Blue piece on top of that was cut at 4" x 5-1/4". I taped those tow layers together. Then I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the front of the card.

The next long layer was cut at 4-7/8" x 2-3/8" (Petal Pink card stock) and the hearts Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Country Floral Lane" 12" x 12" package was cut at 4-3/4" x 2-1/4". I taped those two layers together. Then I taped them to the front of the card. I centered it as much as I could without using a ruler. 

Then the blue striped layers piece was cut. The Petal Pink piece was cut at 2-3/4" x 3-5/8" and the DSP was cut at 2-5/8" x 3-1/2". I taped those two pieces together and I taped it to the front of the card.

And the final layer was cut at 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" (Petal Pink) and the DSP was cut at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4". I taped those two pieces together. 

I die cut the second smallest stitched circle in the "Stylish Shapes" die set using Balmy Blue card stock. 

And the heart was to be punched using the matching punch that goes with the "Country Floral Lane" DSP and stamp set. But I didn't buy the punch, so I had to fussy cut one from the DSP and then trace it on the Petal Pink card stock and fussy cut that one.  

The words are from the "Beautifully Happy" set using black Memento ink on a 1-3/4" x 1/2" piece of Basic White card stock. I taped the piece to the heart and then I trimmed the left side to match the shape of the heart.

The circle was added using Dimensionals and then the heart was added using more Dimensionals.

I was a bit surprised at how heavy this card feels. I didn't weigh it but I'm guessing it will cost the regular postage price, plus the over 1/4" thickness price and the over 1 oz price.  I think this would be one I'd hand deliver or put on top of the gift.  It's a pretty card but I don't see myself making another one. It had a lot of pieces plus it's not very economical to mail.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Birthday card,
Wanda


Friday, January 20, 2023

Adorable Owls, Framed Florets, Art Gallery, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Good day! I am so happy you found your way to my blog today. I found this card on Pinterest and it was the colors that pulled me in and I just knew I had to give it a try. You can see the original card here

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4-1/8"x 5-3/8" piece of Balmy Blue card stock and taped it to the card base.

Next I cut a piece of Basic White card stock at 4-3/8" x 3-1/8" and another piece at 4-1/4" x 3". The second piece I textured using a retired wood background embossing folder. I didn't have a current one so I just used what I had. I taped the two Basic White pieces together.

Then I cut a Balmy Blue piece at 3-3/4" x 2-5/8" and a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Dandy Designs" 12" x 12" package to tape on top of it that measured 3-1/4" x 2-1/2". 

I took a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and stamped the owl from the "Adorable Owls" set using black Memento ink. Make sure your piece is large enough to die cut the oval from the "Framed Florets" die set. I miss having an oval die set but this will do.

The scalloped edge is from a die from the "Framed Florets" bundle. I die cut it from a scrap piece of Balmy Blue card stock.

With the Basic White pieces taped together, I taped them to the front of the card, centering it by eyeing it.

Then I took the Balmy Blue layers piece and taped a piece of ribbon around it and use scotch tape to hold the ends on the back. I tied a bow and set it aside. I glued the lacy strip to the bottom of the piece.

The owl was colored in using Blends pens. I used both light and dark Balmy Blue. Light Pumpkin Pie, light Soft Suede and Light Crumb Cake.  I added Dimensionals to the back.

With the glue pretty much set on the lacy piece, I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card. I lined up the right, left and top of the piece onto the textured piece.

Then the owl oval was added and the bow was glued on.

I thought the card should have some words so I stamped the words from the "Art Gallery" set using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I was too lazy to cut the words so I used a retired punch. I added Dimensionals to the back and set the words in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun card. It had a lot of pieces to it but it went together pretty fast.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,
Wanda



Thursday, January 19, 2023

Petal Park, Go To Greetings, Just a Note Friendship Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello there! I'm glad you popped in today. I have a pretty card I found on Pinterest. You can see the original one here. I made a couple minor changes. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Balmy Blue card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the inside and one for the front. And then I cut another piece at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" for the top focal piece.

The first thing I did was I stamped the background from the "Petal Park" set using Granny Apple Green for the leaves piece. Then I colored them in using the Granny Apple Green light Blends pen.

Then the cluster of three flowers were stamped using So Saffron ink, one above and one on the bottom area.

Next the flowers were stamped using So Saffron ink and Balmy Blue ink. Now the fun thing about this set is that it has a matching punch. But did I buy the punch? No, I forgot to add that to my order. SO I fussy cut the flowers UGH!! But good news, I survived it! LOL No one likes fussy cutting but to make a pretty card sometimes you just have to. The smaller flowers had a Dimensional added to the back.

The words are from the "Go To Greetings" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a 1-3/4" x 5/8" piece of Basic White card stock. And then a Balmy Blue layer was cut at 1-7/8" x 3/4". The words were taped to it and Dimensionals were added to the back. The piece was set aside.

The card is now ready to assemble. I taped the two larger flowers in place. Then the smaller ones were added. Make sure you leave enough room for the word piece between the two smaller flowers.

I didn't have the embellishments that were on the original card so I colored some crystal rhinestones with my matching Blends pens.  

I taped the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock on the inside and the card was done.

This was such a fun card to make, even with the fussy cutting. I do like how it turned out.  I think this card could work for a number of other occasions.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's just a note/friendship card,
Wanda